So you run an office and besides managing work flow and meeting with clients, one of the primary issues you deal with on a daily basis is staffing. When it comes down to it, your employees are one of the most important parts of your business. It doesn’t matter how good your product or service is, if the people behind it cannot make things happen. Add in budget constraints and finding the proper balance can be a daunting task. Our clients have found that one of the best ways to balance quality and budget is to supplement their staff with quality temporary personnel.
You may be concerned about a staffing agency’s ability to provide ‘quality’ temporary help. A common misconception is that people work temp jobs because they cannot find full-time employment. While that may be true in some cases, many workers choose temporary work because they seek the same flexibility that businesses seek. People have different lives, interests, schedules and responsibilities and temporary agencies offer opportunities that are not available in the traditional job market. In addition to recruiting and screening quality employees we have an interview process that helps us evaluate prospective placements not only in terms of skill level, but also personality, attitude and work philosophy. Our goal is to match the right employee with each customer we serve.
There are numerous advantages to supplementing your staff with temporary employees:
- Lowered costs: Temporary employees do not accrue benefits expenses. Additionally, since we are responsible for payroll and compliance issues, your HR and payroll department can devote time to other tasks which saves your company money and increases productivity.
- Greater flexibility: If key employees need time off for maternity leave, family business, extended vacation or sudden illness, temporary employees can help ensure that your business does not stop running prior to the full-time employee’s return.
- On-demand hiring capability: Businesses often deal with fluctuations in their business cycles. Whether these fluctuations are seasonal or your business receives a large order, utilizing temporary workers allows you to right-size your business, up or down, without dealing with hiring and termination issues.
- A trial run with potential hires: Many of our clients turn to temporary employees as a way to “test out” someone for a full-time position. There is great value for both the employer and the temporary employee to test the relationship prior to entering into full-time employment. After this temp-to-hire period, the probability of a “long-term fit” is quite high.
This is a small list of benefits that make temporary workers a great option for small and large businesses. Temporary agencies specialize in recruiting and hiring and are focused on providing the best workers possible to their clients. We have been in business since 1985 and would love the opportunity to work with you. Try us out and see how we can help.